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How do restaurants appeal to very different groups of customers at the same time? We continue our exploration of race, culture, food, and the signals restaurants send.

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." For Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau, cultural appropriation and assimilation are personal.

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Actress Rosie Perez says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food.

Live on stage from Chicago! We debate your questions about summer BBQ etiquette with Brendan and Rico from The Dinner Party Download and Greta and Tricia from the Nerdette podcast.

Guests will include Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment, Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano from Dinner Party Download, and Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda from Nerdette.

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Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau grew up in immigrant families, straddling food cultures. But they have different opinions on the line between assimilation and appropriation.

The actress says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food. And she tells the story of eating in Puerto Rico for the first time and thinking, "This is me."

Tickets are on sale now for our next live Sporkful taping, featuring actress Rosie Perez and musician Ashok Kondabolu. Get yours today!

Our long-running feud comes to a head live on stage, with WNYC's Brooke Gladstone moderating. It's like a presidential debate, but with more dignity.